This course is designed to define the parameters and framework for thinking and behaving ethically. The course includes the definition of the modern ethical organization, the benefits of ethical decision making, discussing some of the myths about ethics, reaching ethical decisions, and blending state compliance requirements. The course also includes the review, discussion and alternative decisions for actual case studies.

Instructional methods include lectures, discussions, and practical exercises.

  • What Ethics is & is Not
  • Why be Ethical
  • Values Based Ethics
  • Why Identifying Ethical Standards is Difficult
  • Analyzing Different Decision Making Styles
  • Reaching an Ethical Decision
  • Minimizing Risks
  • Using Fail-Safe strategies
  • Assessing the Consequences-Long & Short Term
  • Developing a Plan
  • Making Ethical Decision
  • Overcoming Objections
  • Handling Other People’s Decisions